Throughout the year, we will present bands at The Neptune, and donate 100% of ticket sales to a local non-profit.
What is Seattle Music Partners?...
“Because music-learning opportunities are often limited or inaccessible, SMP provides a free after-school music program for underserved elementary school students in Seattle’s Central District. SMP also provides a unique opportunity for skilled musicians to give back to their community.
They recruit, train and support skilled high school, college-aged and community musicians as volunteer music tutors and mentors who lead one-on-one music lessons each week. These lessons are supplemented with a second afternoon of group instruction and ensemble work. They also provide instruments to participants and transportation where needed.”
Our sixths Little Big Show featured Jim James w/Cold Specks. The show’s beneficiary was The Vera Project. Vera is an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera strives to fulfill its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people. Vera’s programs are always all ages, with a focus on young people ages 14 to 24.
Little Big Show #6
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Our fifth Little Big Show featured The Walkmen w/ Father John Misty. The show’s beneficiary was Youth in Focus, an afterschool program that uses intensive photography training as a tool to help disadvantaged teens develop personal voice, positive identity, social skills and artistic skills, offering free, multi-level classes for teens ages 13-19 in both film and digital photography.
Little Big Show #5
Sunday, January 27th, 2013
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Our fourth Little Big Show featured First Aid Kit w/Laura Gibson. The show’s beneficiary was 826 Seattle. 826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Little Big Show #4
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Our third Little Big Show featured Dum Dum Girls and Craft Spells. The show’s beneficiary was NFFTY, or “National Film Festival for Talented Youth” and is the largest youth film festival in the world.
Little Big Show #3
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Our second show featured Real Estate and local group Poor Moon. Our beneficiary was Coyote Central, an organization that cultivates competence and creativity in adolescents through projects with professionals in the studio and out in the community.
Little Big Show #2
April 20, 2012
KEXP, Starbucks & STG are back in the saddle for the return of Little Big Show at The Neptune, featuring Real Estate & Poor Moon. 100% of ticket sales benefiting Coyote Central
Real Estate - The quintessential East Coast indie rock band, Real Estate currently based in Brooklyn and signed to Domino Records. Real Estate has a vibe all unto themselves, as can be seen on their successful sophomore LP, Days. The five piece rock outfit play clean cut shoegaze that feels like warm surf on a cloudy day. Real Estate will carry you away to simpler times and simpler feelings.
Little Big Show #1
Our first show on February 16, 2012, featured local artists Pickwick, with special guest Fly Moon Royalty. 100% of ticket sales support local arts. This inaugural show raised over $13,000 for Arts Corps, founded on the belief that all young people, not just those with resources, deserve access to quality arts learning opportunities.